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NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour News & Notes: Caraway

Myers Hopes To Move Closer To Second Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour prepares for its penultimate event, Burt Myers is getting closer to securing his second tour championship.

The 2010  champion enters the Caraway 150 with a 19-point advantage over Andy Seuss and while he can't clinch the title at Caraway Speedway on Saturday, a third win there would be significant heading into the season finale.

Seuss is attempting to join George Brunnhoelzl III as the only driver in the history of the Whelen Southern Modifieds to win three straight championships and he'll provide a formable foe to Myers.

Seuss and Brunnhoelzl share the track record at Caraway Speedway with 12 wins each, with Seuss winning the most recent race at Caraway on July 1st. 

Myers and Seuss have combined to win the past five races at Caraway dating back to last season.

Civali Cruises to Victory at South Boston

Scores First Win Since 2010 in Caution-Free Race

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – At the start of the season James Civali was not in the No. 79 Pontiac owned by longtime NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour car owner Susan Hill and led by her husband David Hill on the pit box.

The Hill's asked Civali to come back and drive their car in early August and in his third start for the veteran team, the Meriden, Conn. native gave them a reason to celebrate.

Civali passed Danny Bohn on Lap 107 and remained out front the rest of the way to score his first tour win since 2010 and second at South Boston Speedway in the South Boston 150. more info..

Bobby Measmer, Jr. Takes The Win At East Carolina Motor Speedway

Holds Off Bohn After Late Caution Sets Up Dash To Finish

ROBERSONVILLE, N.C. – After coming close several times to securing the checkered flag in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Bobby Measmer Jr. finally celebrated his first tour victory Sunday at East Carolina Motor Speedway.

Measmer Jr. took the lead on Lap 130 and held off Danny Bohn after a late caution to win weather-delayed the Visit Martin County 150 in his 32 career start.

Bohn passed Jeremy Gerstner for second on the final restart while Gerstner held on to equal his career-best tour finish in third. more results

Solomito Makes Move When It Counts

Late Pass At Seekonk Earns Him Fourth Whelen Modified Victory

SEEKONK, Massachusetts -- When it was go-time, Timmy Solomito didn't hesitate.

The Islip, New York, driver muscled his way past Doug Coby on Lap 114 and then held off the three-time champion as well as championship contender Justin Bonsignore to win Saturday night's AnytimeRealty.com 150 at Seekonk Speedway.

It was Solomito's fourth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win of the season.

Solomito started alongside Coby on the Lap 112 restart. After failing to get by on the outside on the first lap, Solomito fell into line behind Coby coming off Turn 4 and then drove low into Turn 1. Solomito's left side tires kicked up dirt and grass and the two banged side nerf bars as Solomito emerged from Turn 2 with the lead. more info

Goodale Scores Biggest Win of Career

Holds Off Szegedy on Restart To Claim Bush's Beans 150 Victory

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Eric Goodale entered the Bush's Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway looking to continue his recent run of solid finishes in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. 

After his performance in the eighth annual combination race with the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

Goodale took the lead over Todd Szegedy midway just after the restart after a rain delay and held on during a late restart with two laps to go to collect his second career win.

Szegedy, who gave a valiant effort on the final restart and almost lost control of his car on the backstretch, finished second for the third time in the event. 

Donny Lia, who won the inaugural combination race at Bristol in 2009, overcame an illness to finish third. Patrick Emerling followed in fourth with northern tour points leader Doug Coby fifth. more results

Myers Scores Win at Bowman Gray

Gets Lead Late, Holds Off Brother for Emotional Victory

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Burt Myers is no stranger to winning races at Bowman Gray Stadium as the third-generation driver is closing in on his seventh track championship, but it had been a long time since he celebrated in Victory Lane after a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race. Not anymore.

Myers, took the lead after leader Kyle Ebersole and Danny Bohn got together on a restart on Lap 161 and held off his brother Jason to win the Strutmasters.com 199 Saturday for his third win of the season and first tour win at the Stadium since 2007.

Myers qualified eighth and slowly made his way up the field through the first half of the race until he was in the top three after the fifth of sixth cautions flags was given to the field on Lap 156 after J.R. Bertuccio slowed on the track.more results

Blewett Grabs Improbable Victory At Stafford

Takes Advantage of Leader's Woes To Claim Whelen Modified Win

STAFFORD, Conn. – It was one of the most improbable of victories Friday night, but that didn't make it any less sweet for Jimmy Blewett.

The 35-year-old from Howell, New Jersey, took advantage of fuel issues by NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship points leader Doug Coby and Bobby Santos in the closing laps to drive away with the 26th annual Stafford 150.

“You've got to put yourself in position,” said Blewett, who has collected four top three finishes in nine races in the No. 4 Starrett/Mayhew Dodge. “We worked all race long to be in position to be there in the end, to have a shot.”

Friday marked the sixth career win and first since 2009 for the long-time Modified driver. Blewett sat out of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour the last two years before getting an opportunity to drive for Bob Garbarino's historic No. 4 Modified. more results

NASCAR Touring & Weekly Champions Will Celebrate In Charlotte

Returns to Convention Center, NASCAR Hall For Two Nights of Awards

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 4, 2016) – NASCAR champions from across the globe will return to Charlotte, North Carolina, in December to celebrate their 2016 season.

For the seventh consecutive year, the NASCAR Hall of Fame at the Charlotte Convention Center will play host to the awards shows which honor the top drivers in NASCAR's weekly and touring series.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards, which celebrates the top short-track drivers in the United States and Canada, will be on Friday, Dec. 9. The NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards takes place the following evening, Saturday, Dec. 10. more results